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By now, the miracle of keratin treatments is well known. Millions of us have fallen in love with the smooth, glossy look and feel of our hair after a keratin treatment.
What we’re less in love with is the price of a keratin treatment—that pesky, 72-hour, “no-touch” rule—or the possible damage that can be caused by the requisite high temperature flat iron that’s needed to seal in the keratin.
Enter: the new Keratin Infusion Refresher, the new, unique product developed by—and available only at—YGallery Salon | SoHo.
The Keratin Infusion Refresher is a spray-on product applied by your favorite YStylist, and left for half an hour before a blow-dry seals the deal. It works by attaching the keratin protein to your hair follicles, rounding out cracks and gaps in dry or damaged hair, and increasing your hair’s strength and health. And, unlike a traditional keratin treatment, which forbids you from washing, bending, or even touching your hair for the first 72 hours, a Keratin Infusion Refresher is so light and fast-acting, you can wash your hair after just 24 hours of its application.
Keratin Infusion Refreshers are great for anyone looking for smoother and shinier hair. If you’ve recently had a traditional keratin treatment, the Refresher will extend the life of your treatment for up to six weeks.
Smoother, shinier, happier hair, at a fraction of the time and cost? Yes, please!
On weekends when the mercury flirts with triple digits, New York can feel like a ghost town (ok, relatively speaking). When it seems that half the population jumps ship and flees to the Hamptons, the shore or upstate, it is your time to seize your city and soak it for all of its hot, and sticky glory.
YGallery Salon | SoHo wants to share a few things that we're psyched about that are happening this summery weekend, plus some tips on hair trends and hair health to make sure you look beautiful for all your weekend activities.
First, you should know that McCarren Park Pool in Williamsburg is open for the first time in three decades. This absolutely enormous (37,950 square feet, to be exact) oasis fits over a thousand swimmers and includes eight lap lanes, a sand-laden volleyball court and a recreation center.
photo courtesy of http://www.mccarrenpark.com
YGallery tip: Nowhere is a fabulously floppy, oversized, brimmed hat more appropriate than pool-side. You'll not only feel like Samantha Jones on her California balcony, but you'll also protect your hair from the sun's damaging rays and prevent hair weakening and thinning, not to mention the horrors it can inflict on your hair color. For extra protection, apply a little heat protection balm from roots to ends. And, if you're considering a full-on dunk in the pool, remember our mantra: if its wet, let it set; if its dry, put it up high!
If you can't help your hair getting fried this weekend, have no fear: stop over at YGallery Salon for a quick, deep conditioning treatment, which will work wonders on repairing your damaged locks.
On Saturday, release your inner hipster and funk out (for free!) at the Ecstatic Music Festival at the World Financial Center Plaza downtown. The tribal-pop superstar Tune-Yards (pictured below) will be the big draw, but other earthy grooves and fusion-riddled eclectic sounds will equally delight.
Photo courtesy of youaintnopicasso
No perfect New York weekend would be complete without an obscenely fabulous brunch. Now that all the Hamptonites are away for the weekend, you don't have to wait for that table in the shade (or a/c, depending on how ridiculous this weekend's humidity will actually get).
YGallery tip: An off the neck and effortless looking hairstyle is an absolute must on a muggy, lazy Sunday afternoon.
Photo courtesy of ilovebrunchandboots
Photo courtesy of goody
Okay, so this last pic doesn't fit the "effortless-looking" description, but it actually really is effortless. Check out our past blog on Fast and Fabulous in Under Five Minutes to see how to master the double bun.
In a city with so much going on, its actually hard not to stay cool. Have fun, everyone!
Who amongst us hasn't fallen prey to the alluring call of the bangs? Fringe seems to so fabulously frame the faces of Heidi Klum, Tyra Banks and Reese Witherspoon, just to name a few. Whether or not bangs turned out to be flattering or not for us, it can take years-- and several frustrating months experimenting with clips and pins-- to grow out.
Just as we think we'll never fall victim to the timeless siren call of the bangs, another celebrity appears with a new, modish twist on an old classic (Nicole Richie never looked so good as she does with this sideswept bang'ed bob), and we find ourselves tempted to trim once again.
But wait! There is an exciting, beautiful alternative to taking the bang plunge. "Clip-in bangs are a really easy, fun way to play with bangs," says YGallery Co-Owner Yoni Kreger.
Yoni says that clip-in bangs work best on single colored hair, rather than hair with highlights. For Kate's SoHo photo shoot, Yoni gave Kate a vibrant, rich brunette color with subtle violet undertones.
Of course, these intensely colored clip-in bangs were a playfully artful look just for this photo shoot. For less wildly patterned faux-bangs, Yoni is a genius at creating custom, clip-in bangs for clients. With proper care, "clip-in bangs can last for years," says Yoni. "Possibly no other accessory you can have can so radically change your look from day-to-day like custom, clip-in bangs."
We want to hear from you. Have you ever cut your bangs and regretted it? What was the worst part about growing out bangs for you? If you could have bangs for a day, would you give it a try?